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Self Help Graphics & Art is undergoing leasehold improvements, and its offices are closed during this time. However, we are still operating offsite. We are here to answer any inquiries or questions you may have, so please call us at 323-881-6444 or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


We are saddened by the loss of a great artist and dear friend to Self Help Graphics & Art.



Richard Duardo was a leader in the Chicana/o arts communities. A co-founder of Centro de Arte Publico (CAP), an arts collective in Highland Park, California, that operated for approximately three or four years, between 1976 and 1980, Richard Duardo helped artists to maneuver the boundaries between politics and art. While co-founder Carlos Almaraz was encouraging others to read Mao's Little Red Book, it was Duardo who lived the ideologies of art for the people. In one interview with Duardo, he recalled that during the first meeting of CAP Almaraz introduced the language from the Little Red Book, Mao’s writings on the Cultural Revolution in China. Almaraz’s speech proved to be the first of many formal discussions on Maoism and the role of the artist, and it appealed to Duardo and the others. This challenge to the group inspired Duardo to become one of “the cultural vanguard of the revolution” and to eschew “decorative, escapist art for the elite bourgeois, but to offer our services in the struggle of the proletariat.” In the 1970s, Duardo was looking for a collective that matched his political vision and avant-garde aesthetic style, and these approaches to society were transformed to suit the needs of an urban civil rights movement and artists who were trying to carve out space for respect, creativity, and a living wage. Eventually, Duardo would become the main tenant at Centro, and fashioned it into a punk music venue in his efforts to think differently against capitalism by advocating for artists as workers and for the arts as vital to social transformation. The music scene was always a pull for him: inspiring and motivating him to think about arts in multiple media. In the following years, he created numerous print shops, and always used Chicano icons and ideology to under grid his work: Hecho en Aztlan, Aztlan Multiples, Modern Multiples, Fine Arts Editions—each iteration of his master printing allowed him new freedoms and artistic expressions, but consistently "democratic in nature." He produced some of the top names in serigraphy and digital arts. He also opened LACMA to younger audiences and helped the county museum think about prints by artists of color. A master printer and an artist whose work has been shown internationally, Richard Duardo will be missed.


SELF HELP GRAPHICS & ART'S
ANNUAL HOLIDAY MARKETPLACE
ART - GIFTS - MUSIC - FOOD - WORKSHOPS


Saturday, December 6, 2014

12PM to 5PM | FREE

1645 East 6th Street,

Boyle Heights, CA 90023 (map)



The Annual Holiday Marketplace (formerly the Annual Craft and Art Fair) - is a day to get your Holiday shopping on! High quality crafts, food and fine art from a specially curated group of local vendors and artists, including serigraphs from Self Help Graphics & Arts print collection!


Featuring Demos, Workshops and Artist Talks.


Support your local artists and small businesses!!!


SELF HELP GRAPHICS & ART'S
BARRIO MOBILE ART STUDIO 
WILL BE FACILITATING A FREE WORKSHOP 
Los Angeles / Islam Arts Initiative (LA/IAI)


Saturday, November 15, 2014 | 6PM (FREE)

at Medina

977 1/2 Chung King Road, Los Angeles, CA 90012 (map)


Self Help Graphics & Art's is a proud participant of the The Los Angeles / Islam Arts Initiative (LA/IAI) bringing together nearly 30 cultural institutions throughout Los Angeles to tell various stories of traditional and contemporary art from multiple Islamic regions and their significant global diasporas. LA/IAI is the first-of-its kind, wide-scale citywide initiative on Islamic arts producing and presenting programming such as art exhibitions, panels, discussions, and performances.


Self Help Graphics & Art's newly relaunched Barrio Mobile Art Studio will be facilitating free art workshops on Saturday, November 15 (6PM). Artists Dewey Tafoya, Oscar Rodriguez and Joe "Peps" Galarza (Of Aztlan Underground) as they guide you in creating your own custom poster.


The LA / Islam Arts Initiative is presented by the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) with major support from the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, the National Endowment for the Arts, the California Community Foundation, the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), and the Barnsdall Park Foundation.


#LAIslamArts


COMMEMORATIVE DIA DE LOS MUERTOS
FINE ART SERIGRAPH PRINT
UNA CITA CON LA VIDA



You still have a chance to purchase the Commemorative Dia de los Muertos Fine Art Serigraph at a discounted price up until November 31.

Artist: Luis-Genaro Garcia
Title: Una Cita Con La Vida
Medium: Serigraph
Year: 2014
Dimensions: 27"x 36"
Price: $450


CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE



IMPORTANT LEASEHOLD IMPROVEMENTS

& FACILITY UPDATE



Self Help Graphics & Art is beginning facility leasehold improvements, and will the administrative be periodically closed during this time. We are still here to answer any inquiries or questions you may have, so please call us at 323-881-6444 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Self Help Graphics & Art will premiere its revamped space with the launch of a special 40th annual special prints exhibition with a date soon to be announced.


Select programming will continue at alternate sites during this time.



Supports Public Art Workshops Supports the Professional Printmaking Program Supports Community Art Workshops Supports the Summer of Youth (S.O.Y. Artista) Program Underwrites 1 Exhibition at Self Help Graphics


WATCH THE SHG 2013 VIDEO


SOY ARTISTA 2013
PHONE ART ANIMATION




WATCH THE SHG 2013 VIDEO



WATCH THE SHG 2012 VIDEO





Self Help Graphics & Art

1300 East First Street

Boyle Heights, CA 90033


tel 323.881.6444

hrs Tue - Wed by appointment only

hrs Thu - Sat 10am to 4pm

em info@selfhelpgraphics.com



Parking is limited in the area. We encourage people to take Metro (www.metro.net) and exit at the Gold Line Pico/Aliso Station. 



GRACIAS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!


Self Help Graphics & Art is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. Our programs and events are supported in part by our artists, volunteers, and board of directors, as well as by our major donors and collectors. Additional support is provided by AltaMed, Bank of America Foundation, California Community Foundation, Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles, Entravision Communications Corporation, Grand Park, The James Irvine Foundation, Los Angeles County Arts Commission, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, First District, Lexus, the National Endowment for the Arts, Rose Hills Foundation, Sheppard Mullin Richter Hampton, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Square, Pasadena Art Allaince, TransAmerica and Weingart Foundation.




ONGOING WORKSHOPS


CAP/Digital Media Program

Aerosol Art Workshop

DIY Silk Screening

Ceramic Tile Workshop